DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fathom Events, in partnership with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros., invites you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1995’s cult classic comedy “Friday” with a special theatrical showing of “Friday 20th Anniversary: Director’s Cut” on Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. local time. In addition to bringing this outrageously funny title back to theaters, the event will spotlight “Friday Straight Up,” a 24-minute featurette that includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast.
Tickets for “Friday 20th Anniversary: Director’s Cut” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. The event will be presented in nearly 400 select movie theaters throughout the U.S. through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Marking the directorial debut of F. Gary Gray, “Friday” stars Ice Cube, who after acting in popular films, including “Boyz 'N the Hood” and “Higher Learning,” segued to comedy. He also co-wrote the film alongside frequent musical collaborator, DJ Pooh. “Friday” also stars Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr. and John Witherspoon. The film revolves around 16 hours in the lives of unemployed slackers Craig Jones and Smokey, who must pay a drug dealer $200 by 10:00 p.m. that night. The film spawned two sequels: “Next Friday” and “Friday After Next,” with a fourth film, “Last Friday,” currently in development.
“Fathom has such a wide range of events and movies that we bring to audiences, and we are pleased to add the comedy classic ‘Friday’ to our line up. It’s exciting to see this fan favorite return to the big screen after 20 years and to see it capture new fans all over again,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey.
On April 14, 2015, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) celebrates the 20th anniversary of the film Friday with the vinyl reissue of the double-platinum selling soundtrack Friday – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring a special, 3D “smoking gun” lenticular album cover. When originally released, the soundtrack went straight to No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard R&B Albums charts in the U.S. concurrently, and spawned the hit single “Keep Their Heads Ringin'” by Dr. Dre, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart in the U.S., and Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts.
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Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 775 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.